By BRENDAN KIRBY
BOONSBORO - About 200 people gathered Tuesday evening in Shafer Memorial Park for National Night Out activities sponsored by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman said he was pleased by the turnout, but he added that the program had help: Town officials read a proclamation praising the efforts of the South Mountain Little League All-Star team.
"You honor kids, that's going to bring people out," Kauffman said.
The Little Leaguers were the first South Mountain team ever to advance to the state tournament championship game.
This is the 14th year communities across the nation have celebrated National Night Out, but the first that the local Sheriff's Department has been involved. In addition to Boonsboro, deputies sponsored events in Williamsport on Tuesday.